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>> reporter: if supporters here were troubled by barack obama's debate performance, they didn't show it at a noisy rally a inside the performing arts center. one of the first big applause lines, the unemployment report. >> thank you. this morning we find out that the unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest level since i took office. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: in contrast to the debate, the president today energetically jabbed back at his opponent, accusing mitt romney of an extreme makeover. mr. obama reminded of romney's performance. >> for all you mom and kids out there, don't worry, somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. rounding him up. elmo's got to watch out, too. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild, again. >> reporter: democrats also used big bird as a prop to ruffle feathers in southwest virginia where romney campaigned in coal country. but a campaign spokesman challenged the president's assessment of the unemployment rate. >> he wants to brag about a 7.8% unemployment rate, but the fact is
obama supporters are already looking ahead to the next debate. we have team coverage now. julie carey in virginia, and steve handelsman in denver. steve, we begin with you. >> reporter: jim, thanks, good evening from denver. democrats i spoke to today in this battleground state of colorado say they're disappointed but not disheartened. they figure mitt romney has still got a ways to go to win in th
. at the same time he's got to be tough and aggressive and try to rattle president obama. and that is a very hard combination. >> all right. andrea mitchell, always good to hear your comments on this. and you are joining the team coverage for tonight's big debate showdown coming up on "nightly news" with brian williams. >> thanks. >> thank you. >>> would you be willing to pay an extra buck or two per month to reduce the chance of power outages during storms? well, martin o'malley believes residents will say yes. he said we should allow utilities to pay for upgrades. this is part of the search for solutions after a june storm cut power for days. the companies would have to meet stricter reliability standards. opponents believe the plan rewards utilities for not paying for maintenance themselves. >>> a huge roar from the crowd today at nationals park. and it had nothing to do with the players on the field. >> it's history. it is history. >> can the season finale against the phillies, teddy got his first-ever victory. the fan favorite mascot won the presidents race after a fake philly phanatic
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